Home Bemorecreative

Creative Quotations from . . .
A. J. Balfour
(1848-1930) born on
Jul 25
English statesman. He was Prime Minister, 1902-05; wrote "Balfour Declaration," 1917, approving the establishment of Jewish state in Palestine.
He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the even more refined accomplishments of skipping and skimming.

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
I thought he was a young man of promise; but it appears he was a young man of promises.
He [A. J. Balfour] was eminently one of the Cole Porter school of famous men, who only fell to rise again. Picking himself up and brushing himself down became a minor art form, ruefully admired by his contemporaries.
I do not know how it comes about, but if you sit opposite a man every day and you are engaged in fighting him, you cannot help getting a liking for him whether he deserves it or not.
Be More Creative

Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Mr. Balfour."
R: Letter to Mrs. Drew, 1918.
A: Said of Winston Churchill.
N: Of Balfour by Peter Clarke; in "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: In "Daily Telegraph," 16 Apr 1936.

copyright 1996-2014 by Baertracks at bemorecreative.com